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October 2004

High Points: Woodall Mountain, Mississippi

America's bloodiest high point

Elevation: 806 feet


On September 19, 1862, Union troops perched on what was then called Yow Hill showered Confederate soldiers with artillery until the rebels drove them to retreat. More than a quarter of the 7,000 troops who clashed at the Battle of Iuka were killed or wounded. Today, you can drive up a steep gravel road to the quiet, unmarked summit known as “America’s bloodiest high point.”

Contact: Tishomingo State Park, (662) 438-6914

USGS Topo: Iuka

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